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Housing construction rises 1.7 percent in July; building permits fall

By ?MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — A weak housing market received a tiny boost from apartment construction last month. But the overall outlook remained dim as applications for building permits fell to the lowest level in 14 ...

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Consumer spending, personal incomes both still flat 

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers did not boost their spending in June and their incomes failed to increase, further evidence that the economic recovery slowed in the spring. And Americans saved at the highest rate ...

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